About JAPN 001 A

Introduction to spoken and written Japanese through aural-oral drills and grammar presentation. The three writing systems of Japanese (hiragana, katakana, and kanji) are introduced. No prior knowledge expected.


Open to Degree and CDE students; 4th Hour online

Section Description

Welcome! This course is designed for students who have no or very little experience in Japanese to acquire basic proficiency in all four language skills (listening, speaking, reading, and writing). We cover Lesson 1-5 of Genki textbook (http://genki.japantimes.co.jp/index_en). Audio-visual materials will be used to facilitate the understanding of the language in its cultural and social context. The course is highly interactive, and you are encouraged to work with your classmates in and out of class so that you can communicate effectively in Japanese. At the end of the course you should be able to use Japanese to: -Read and write 92 hiragana and katakana -Read and write 43 kanji characters -Greet others and introduce yourself -Conduct basic shopping tasks -Describe your daily routine and habits -Make and respond to invitations -Talk about past events -Describe the location of objects -Discuss travel experiences ENROLLMENT:the course is currently full, but if you are seriously interested, please contact me at Kazuko.Suzuki@uvm.edu. I will put you on a wait list (or possibly give you an override). The University is saving seats for in-coming students but will release as it gets closer to Fall semester. Please contact me if you have any questions at Kazuko.Suzuki@uvm.edu. I look forward to having you in my class! Suzuki

Course Dates



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Marsh Hall 112 (View Campus Map)


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